Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Make Pinpoint Command Your Expectation


You want your actions into your front leg lift to put you into a position where your glove side action triggers a “fight or flight” known to deliver every pitch directly into your Catcher’s target.
How your body produces results.
  • A baseball is an object.
  • As an object, you release point determines where your baseball lands and how it behaves.
  • When you come into your foot plant using your throwing arm for balance, your throwing arm path interferes with what you want the baseball to do.
  • Keeping your throwing arm free to respond to your hips generates the sustainable results that’ll help you succeed at the highest levels.

Using your throwing arm for balance.

As soon as your core moves from vertical, you force your body to use your arms for balance.
  • When you let this happen, until your body gets back in balance, you lose control of your throwing arm path.
  • By the time you complete your delivery, you’ve lost control of your pitching results.

Easily controlled decisions cause you to use your throwing arm.

Foot Placement decisions
  • Beginning your motion with your feet wider than your hips.
  • Having your hips and/or shoulder point away from your target.
  • Starting with your back knee over or in front of your back foot.
Front leg lift responses

  • Ending your front leg lift with your weight over your back foot.
  • Letting your front knee finish behind your front hip.
  • Rocking back to the top of your front leg lift.
In each case, something you did (and have control over), shifts your weight forward, triggers your “fight or flight” response and causes you to never really know where each pitch will end up.

Keeping your throwing arm free to respond to your lower body.


  • By ending your front leg lift with your weight evenly distributed around your core, you keep your throwing arm free to respond to your lower body.
  • You use your glove side to rotate your body down the mound.
  • At foot plant, to get you back in balance, your body forces you to make a throwing action.
  • As a spontaneous reaction, your body brings your throwing hand through a consistently tiny, yet very productive, release window.
Easily controlled decisions keep your throwing arm free to respond to your hips.

Foot Placement decisions

  • Before your place your front foot in position, your back foot is level.
  • You place your feet inside your hips.
  • You position your back knee over the little toes of your back foot.
Front leg lift responses

  • You roll your shoulders toward your bellybutton.
Throwing action

  • Your glove arm action rotates you down the mound.

In each case, your actions into your front leg lift puts you into a position where your glove side action triggers a “fight or flight” known to deliver every pitch directly into your Catcher’s target.

Fast track your improvement.

Performing the skills presented seems simple, but, when measure using contemporary standards, become very complicated. To fast track your journey to high-level command, visit the Pro Pitching Institute.

No excuses, only reasons.

There’s no excuse for you not knowing how to keep your throwing arm uninvolved with your balance. Your first step to removing this tragic flaw is to pick up your cell phone, call “Skip” at 856-281-2596 and schedule your FREE 20-minute, Pro Pitching Institute Pitching Session.
Tell a friend! Have a friend struggling with their command? Make sure to tell them about the Pro Pitching Institute posts!

Skip Fast
Expert Pitching Coach
E-Mail:
 skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-281-2596

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Automate Your Command

When you automate your throwing action, even at full speed, your body brings your throwing hand through a very productive and extremely competitive release window.

How your body works.
  • Your body is hard wired to keep your weight centered between your feet.
  • When your weight shifts from center, your body dictates your movements.
  • When your weight is centered between your feet, you’re free to move your arms anyway you want.

Is your command something you do?

Performing your pitching motion in slow speed quickly answers this question.
  • When, as your front foot hits the ground, your movements stop, your body is telling you your weight is centered between your feet.
  • With your weight centered between your feet, your throwing arm is now free to complete your delivery.
  • In these instances, your throwing action becomes less-than-automatic.
  • As a secondary action, your command rightfully suffers.

A fair question is “why, when you do your motion at full speed, does your throwing action seem to be automatic?”
  • At full speed, you bring movement down the mound into the equation.
  • Your body still centers your weight between your feet, but, as it does, your body senses your movement down the mound.
  • To stop your movement down the mound and re-center your weight, your body asks you to make a throwing action.
  • Unless you develop a “feel” for that day’s motion, your throwing hand comes through multiple release windows.
  • Consequently, you never really know where your next pitch is going to end up.


Is your command something that automatically happens?

Performing your pitching motion in slow speed quickly answers this question.
  • When you can’t help but end your slow-motion pitching delivery with a throwing action, your body is using your throwing arm movement to get your weight back to center.
  • This spontaneous throwing action brings your throwing hand through the same tiny release window on every pitch.
  • Your command becomes an involuntary reaction.

When you automate your throwing action, even at full speed, your body brings your throwing hand through a very productive and extremely competitive release window.

Every “what” deserves a “how”.

To discover how to automate a consistently productive release window, visit the Pro Pitching Institute.

No excuses, only reasons.

There’s no excuse for not programming your throwing action. Your first step to removing this tragic flaw is to pick up your cell phone, call “Skip” at 856-281-2596 and schedule your FREE 20-minute, Pro Pitching Institute Pitching Session.

Tell a friend! Have a friend struggling with their command? Make sure to tell them about the Pro Pitching Institute posts!
Skip Fast
Expert Pitching Coach
E-Mail:
 skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-281-2596

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Stress-Free Command.


Stress-Free Command. Simple pitching rules and simple pitching solutions naturally combine to produce extraordinary pitching results.

The way your body works.
  • Your body functions under the same set of rules as everyone else.
  • Everyone’s body is hardwired with the same action/reaction patterns.

Impersonating a Pitcher.


When a Pitcher or Coach doesn’t know the rules, they use their experience, beliefs and acquired knowledge to explain what they see.

Sadly, every time you go against the rules you get penalized.
  • Instead of managing every at-bat, your opponent ends up controlling you.
  • When you battle these rules, your results continually reflect your struggles.
  • Without asking for your input, your lack of results gives influential people the right to make your unwanted and life-altering decisions.
  • Finally, your motion creates the small throwing arm ligaments tears and fraying that’ll potentially take you out of competitive baseball.

Becoming a Pitcher.


When your motion functions within the rules, you’re certain to create high-level dominance.
  • You know what is needed to hit your spots.
  • Rarely do you experience 2 unacceptable results in a row.
  • No matter your grip or release, you challenge your opponent with a fastball arm speed.
  • No matter the pitch, your ball breaks so close to the plate that the hitter battles to make solid contact.
  • Your motion self-corrects.
  • By using your body the way it’s meant to work, your throwing arm becomes extremely injury resistant.
  • Influential decision makers fight for your services.

Simple rules and simple solutions naturally combine to produce extraordinary results.

Signs you may not know the rules?


When you think in these terms, you’re fooling yourself and, unfortunately, limiting your pitching success.
  • You obsess over the way your motion looks.
  • When you know the rules, you know how to instantly make anything within your delivery more efficient.
  • You use other MLB motions to justify the way you move.
  • Pitching isn’t about using someone else’s delivery to justify the way you move. Elite pitching success comes from the way your body reacts to itself.
  • You try to copy someone’s MLB motion.
  • When you know the rules, you understand why it’s not only a waste of time, but also virtually impossible to copy someone else’s motion. 
  • You try to change your movements as you move down the mound.
  • The rules revolve around an unstoppable chain reaction. In order to change anything you see within your pitching chain; the rules dictate you address your starting position.

When you think in any one of these terms, you need us. To have us get your pitching back on track, visit the Pro Pitching Institute.

No excuses, only reasons.


There’s no excuse for you not knowing how to use the rules to supercharge your pitching. Your first step to removing this tragic flaw is to pick up your cell phone, call “Skip” at 856-281-2596 and schedule your FREE 20-minute, Pro Pitching Institute Pitching Session.

Tell a friend! Have a friend struggling with their command? Make sure to tell them about the Pro Pitching Institute posts!

Skip Fast
Expert Pitching Coach
E-Mail:
 skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-281-2596

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